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  1. Any one else read about the bees seized??

    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/23/13435771-3-million-bees-seized-from-queens-ny-mans-home?lite/

    Approximately 3 million bees were found swarming around a man's Queens, N.Y., home....
  2. Re: What to do next getting bees to move in my top bar?

    Today I witnessed the worker bees carrying dead bees out of the hive and flying away with them. Looks like they are finally starting to clean house.
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    Re: Beekeeping in Jamaica

    Great post!
    Jamaica must be awesome...
  4. Re: What to do next getting bees to move in my top bar?

    If you look to the lower left corner you can see some bees gatherd on the underside of the box just above the vacume can... The ball of bees whas about the size of a softball. They stayed there and...
  5. Re: What to do next getting bees to move in my top bar?

    BEFOR:
    http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/2193/photo362r.jpg

    AFTER:
    http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/8913/photo365.jpg
  6. Re: Anybody have problems with European Giant Hornets?

    Catch one of the hornets in a net then tie a piece of brightly colored yarn to the hornet and follow him home...
  7. Re: What to do next getting bees to move in my top bar?

    Fired up the chainsaw this morning, split the log in halve and put the best chunk into the TBH then shook all the bees I could in there too and cleaned up all the mess ... Ill put pics up soon
  8. Re: What to do next getting bees to move in my top bar?

    This morning I saw ants carting off the larvea i had hanging in the TBH. I moved the TBH very close to the bees and put the legs in some water and fixed that problem quick. Also the bees found the...
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    Re: Harris County Tx Beeks

    I plan on attending in the future....
  10. Re: What to do next getting bees to move in my top bar?

    I saw plenty of eggs and larvea in the comb hanging from the top bars. But it was beat up pretty bad from the tree falling.

    And I though i posted in the correct place? I'll try again. Thanks for...
  11. What to do next getting bees to move in my top bar?

    I cut down a tree that had a hive in it last Monday. When it fell and split open it destroyed the hive and the bees were buzzing everwhere. I set my top bar a few feet away then I hung all the comb I...
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    Re: My first swarm...

    Some of the bees were going in the new hive this afternoon but the majority of them are in the log. I will get more pics this evening...

    And, nope... It's not my current living quarters :)
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    My first swarm...

    Yesterday 7-23-12 I had some trees cut and there was a swarm in on of them. So I jumped into action and gathered an much comb as I could and hung it inside my top bar. This morning there were bees...
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    Re: Feeding my bees???

    These bees have lived in my garage for years. Soon I will cut them out and put the in a hive. I'm just testing the feeder out for the first time. The feeder is safe, tucked inside the wall. Did not...
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    Feeding my bees???

    I gave my bees a pint of sugar/water and the next day they sure got agrivated easy. I can usualy stand 2ft. away from the entrance without any problems. But monday they sent out a guard to harass me...
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    Re: Time for my first cut-out

    There is a fellow I work with who is new to bee keeping that is going to help me, that way I wont be going at it totaly alone.
    My Grandfather and I have done a few cut-outs 20+ years ago, so I guess...
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    Re: Time for my first cut-out

    AWESOME!! Thanks for confirming my suspicion. I really dont care if some of the bees stay in the garage, so I wont spray the brood comb with anything. I was worried they may all go back to the old...
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    Time for my first cut-out

    Well, I think I have everything I need to get my top bar hive started, now for the fun part... I have the bees living in my garage, should I attempt to split this colony of bees to stock my top bar...
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    Re: Bee swarm in my peach tree

    Wabash feed store on Washington and T.C. Jester has bee stuff...
  20. Re: 5-6-12 got a box, now how to lure them inside?

    I am optimistic, but I don't think that helps much...
  21. Re: 5-6-12 got a box, now how to lure them inside?

    Gotcha, the bees can stay in the building, I just want a hive i can get a little honey from. It is in an easy spot to get at from the inside. If I cut a piece of comb and hang it in the tbh, that...
  22. 5-6-12 got a box, now how to lure them inside?

    I've just set a fresh tbh near the resident bee's living in my garage. How can I coax them inside? sugar water? honey? brute force? Any advise would be greatly appreciated.
    your pal,
    ...
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    Howdy From Houston Texas...

    I grew up keeping bees with my grandfather but have been out of it for 20 years... It seems a swarm of bees has taken up residence in the back wall of my garage and refuse to leave. In fact they are...
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